Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign said it unknowingly utilized prison laborers through a subcontractor to make phone calls on behalf of the campaign.

Prisoners incarcerated at an Oklahoma minimum-security women’s prison, the Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, were making calls to California on behalf of the Bloomberg campaign, The Intercept reported on Tuesday. The prison laborers disclosed during the calls that they were paid for by the multibillionaire’s campaign, but not that they were incarcerated.

The prison laborers were calling from a call center operated by ProCom, a New Jersey-based firm utilized by a subcontractor for an undisclosed call center vendor working for the Bloomberg campaign, according to The Intercept.



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